Scouts-L Mail Archive for April of 1999: Re: Annoyed at National
Re: Annoyed at National
Paul S. Wolf
Thu, 22 Apr 1999 11:50:11 -0400
Kevin Woods wrote:
> Will anyone please "Quote" the Offical BSA document that defines in writing
> an "Area, Regional, or National Boy Scout Activity?"
> Please provide document number and page.
> At 09:11 AM 4/22/99 -0400, Robert Caron wrote:
> >Kevin, this is NOT a change, this has always been the policy, but
> >y ou read it wrong.
> >It states that the "event" to and from which the 16 year old may
> >drive must be "an area, regional, or national Boy Scout activity or
> >any Venturing event."
> >This leaves out any Boy Scout Troop, District or Council event, or
> >any larger scale event not operated by an area, region, or national
> >(e.g., 16 year old driving not permitted for West Point Camporee).
The National Council, BSA, has divided itself into four Regions
(Northeastern, Central, Southern and Western).
The Regions are split administratively into Areas (frequently statewide
or multistate in size), then the Areas are split into Sections which are
usually composed of 10-20 Councils.
Think of it like this:
National Council Local Council
Councils Patrol Members.
An "Area, Regional, or National Boy Scout Activity" is an event
organized and run by one of these administrative divisions of BSA, such
as an OA Conclave, NOAC, National Meeting, etc.
Paul S. Wolf, PE mailto:Paul.S.Wolf@alum.wpi.edu
Traffic Engineer, Cuyahoga County Engineer's Office - Cleveland, Ohio
Past President, Great Lakes Region, Federation of Jewish Men's Clubs
Winding Rivers Dist. Advancement Comm., Greater Cleveland Council, BSA
Advancement Webmaster, US Scouting Service Project (www.usscouts.org)